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Riptide | [Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child]

Riptide

A centuries-old, cursed pirate's treasure, valued at over $2 billion, lies deep within the treacherous waters off the coast of Maine. Men who have attempted to unearth the fortune have suffered gruesome deaths. Will a high-tech expedition meet the same fate?
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Publisher's Summary

A centuries-old, cursed pirate's treasure, valued at over $2 billion, lies deep within the treacherous waters off the coast of Maine. Men who have attempted to unearth the fortune have suffered gruesome deaths. Will a high-tech expedition meet the same fate?

©1999 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (P)2010 Hachette

What the Critics Say

"Yo ho ho? get ready for a ripping good yarn.... This nonstop action adventure has all the elements of a perfect summertime thriller - pirate treasure of unimaginable worth, 300-year-old cryptograms written in invisible ink, a legendary curse, and a driven captain who will stop at nothing to reach his goal. The red-hot authors of Reliquary score another big winner." (Library Journal)

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    09-24-12
    09-24-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Another Great Preston/Child Listen"
    What did you love best about Riptide?

    New to Preston/Child works, my first was "Ice Limit", this was a another fascinating listen. Scott Brick does an excellent job of keeping interest throughout.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Anytime the characters were stumbling around in the dark


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Nashotah, WI, United States 08-31-12
    Nancy Nashotah, WI, United States 08-31-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent!"
    Would you listen to Riptide again? Why?

    Yes it was a great story and well read with realistic mystery.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Riptide?

    The historical interest (fiction of course but fun) which was the center of the story.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Had a relaxed voice when I may not have felt that way reading the book - it helped for me to put the mysteries in the right place and added to my guess as to what was going to happen next.


    Any additional comments?

    Recommend to anyone who likes a good mystery. I was concerned it may be too much about sailing or pirates - but it was not.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen chandler, AZ, United States 08-27-11
    Karen chandler, AZ, United States 08-27-11 Member Since 2008
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    "bad file makes a bad book"

    part 2 of this book is a bad file.. i tried a number of times to reload each time my device was rendered usless. i would like my money back.. Part one was great. with out part 2 it was a waste of time and $.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathreen Tingalpa, Australia 10-28-10
    Kathreen Tingalpa, Australia 10-28-10 Listener Since 2010

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    "Thrilling up to the very end"

    What a ride. This is an excellent book and is very well read. Both my husband and I enjoyed it.

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    M. Ledgard Greensburg, Pa 03-27-12
    M. Ledgard Greensburg, Pa 03-27-12 Member Since 2000
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    "Not worth the time"

    The story was pretty lame. I'd say pass on this one - I wish I had.

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    Tracy United States 06-01-11
    Tracy United States 06-01-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Great read"

    This was another one that was hard to turn off. Another solid performance from Scott Brick (love him!).

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    Peter F. Westerman Ann Arbor or Lake Leelanau, MI 01-05-11
    Peter F. Westerman Ann Arbor or Lake Leelanau, MI 01-05-11 Member Since 2010

    Peter W.

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    "Yawwwwwwn!"

    I "have been" an avid fan of P&C's books - starting with Brimstone and including all of the Pendergast volumes. I have even enjoyed some of the others. But - - - THIS book sinks so far into the depths of formulaic writing that it nearly put me to sleep. I could have written the rest of the book myself after the first dozen chapters and I was pleading to be put out of my misery during the last two dozen chapters. It seems to me that P&C have become bored with their writing - and, sadly, their writing has become borderline boring as a result. I'm not sure that I'll even start the remaining P&C book I have purchased from Audible - let alone purchase any future volumes by these authors.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Malinda Lexington Park, MD, United States 05-14-11
    Malinda Lexington Park, MD, United States 05-14-11 Member Since 2008
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    "HARD TO PUT DOWN!!!"

    Great story. Very suspenceful and hard to put down. I was disappointed when it was over. Also, I love listening to any book narrated by Scott Brick.

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    Katja Tampa, FL, United States 09-12-10
    Katja Tampa, FL, United States 09-12-10
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    "Another excellent adventure by Preston & Child"

    Preston & Child are so good together that each book is an adventure onto itself. The twist, turns and suprises are never predictible and always exciting. This book is a wonderful way to loose yourself for hours! Enjoy.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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